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Kerry County Council is inviting applications from community and voluntary organisations for a fund of €750,000 for local projects and initiatives.

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The 2017 Community Support Fund was launched today by Cathaoirleach Michael O’Shea and members of Kerry County Council.

The fund, which is now in its third year, has supported 700 projects since 2015 to the value of €1.5 million.
This year, it’s intended that some of the Community Support Fund will be used to target strategic projects in municipal districts and that it will be used to co-fund projects which are in receipt of grants from other sources.

It may also be used by groups to help leverage grants under programmes such as the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and the Rural Economic Development Zone Scheme (REDZ).

A portion of the fund will also be retained to provide matching funding for approved LEADER projects that have a broad community gain associated with them.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, January 13th and forms may be downloaded from the council’s website.

There’ll be workshops hosted throughout the county to help groups applying for funding.

Details of the pre-application workshops are as follows:

28th of November 8.00pm, Randles Court Hotel, Killarney.

29th of November 7.30pm, Family Resource Centre, John B. Keane Road, Listowel.

30th of November 7.30pm, Manor West Hotel Tralee.

30th of November 7.30pm, Library Place, Killorglin.

1st December7.30pm, Brook Lane Hotel, Kenmare.

5th December 7.30pm, Kenmare Benners Hotel, Dingle.